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  • A Demon and His Witch

  • By: Eve Langlais
  • Narrated by: Mindy Kennedy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476

Burning alive is nothing compared to the heat of his touch. There are better ways to break up with a girl than having her roasted at the stake as a witch. Is it any wonder Ysabel has trust issues? She got her revenge, though, and it cost her only a slightly tarnished soul. Working for Lucifer isn't all bad until her ex-boyfriend escapes the bowels of hell, and she's forced to team up with a womanizing demon to fetch the jerk back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Story and Performance! Lots of Laughs!

  • By Cheri on 07-28-16

The return to Hell

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-19

I always enjoy Langlais books because they have interesting quirky characters. This story was no different. I especially enjoyed our return to the environment of "Hell".

  • When a Lioness Growls

  • By: Eve Langlais
  • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

A trip to paradise. A mystery to solve. And a seriously uptight dude who doesn't know how to smile. Stacey's been intrigued by Jean Francois since the moment she first saw his granite countenance. Then when she found out he could fly...she never was one to leave her four feet on the ground. While she might act like a princess, adventure is her middle name. Under orders from her king, she drags poor JF along with her to an exotic location in search of answers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dialog 90's valley girl

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-09-18

More unexpected drama with the Lionesses

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-19

Once you accept that the Lionesses are all superheroes (spy, enforcement, etc..) these situations that the ladies, in this series, keep experiencing make more sense. We all know (from King's Misery) how important it is for series to make sense to fans/readers.

Langlais continues to deliver the unexpected. This time I was much more receptive to it than in a previous book in the series. The characters are extremely well developed an as the series goes on I have begun to look forward to these closer looks into the individual Lionesses. What's especially interesting is their personalities and the specific characteristics that they have chosen for the men that they want long term.

SPOILER Alert
That said, the plot stretched believability a bit with neither the king nor the Lionesses knowing what was going on with a company business as well as staff. Lastly, the narration at the beginning of the book was poor. The narrator appeared to have problems delivering multiple people's voices. Hopefully Langlais will be able to find one narrator for the next series instead of switching every book.

  • When a Lioness Pounces

  • By: Eve Langlais
  • Narrated by: Julia Duvall
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

There's a new guy in town, a mysterious and domineering man with secrets. Reba likes secrets. She especially loves swatting at them until they spill their guts - sometimes quite literally.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh out loud with sexy times

  • By Miriam on 06-02-18

An excellent five star story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-19

Wonderful fully developed primary characters with personality and quirks. ✓
An intriguing plot with unexpected turns and some hidden surprises. ✓
A cast of well developed secondary characters to counter balance main characters. ✓
Great narration that allows readers to distinguish easily between which characters perspective was being viewed at all times. ✓

My faith in EL has been restored.

  • When a Lioness Snarls

  • By: Eve Langlais
  • Narrated by: Serena St. Clair
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Stalking is a crime only among humans. In a lioness' world, it's called dating. Jeoff is a bit of a killjoy, a super cute one who gets furry on full moons. But so does she. Luna is everything Jeoff is not. Outrageous, outgoing, and violent. Very violent, and unafraid to go after what she wants - and she wants Jeoff.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book!

  • By Barbara Daley on 11-30-17

A weak plot is such a downer

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-19

I really wanted to love this story as I am reading the entire series one after the other. Unfortunately, I couldn't love this story while reading the series back to back. My reasons is simple when reading the series in the span of a very short time it's easy to see slight shifts in the rules of the world. Another related problem is the way that the author has characters in the world respond to the introduction of new species. After reading the first four books I had begun to expect the entire series to continue on the on the same level. This book while using the same characters shifted in an entirely unexpected direction with the introduction of new types of characters without laying groundwork for them in previous books. If I had read the books over a greater block of time then these problems would not have been noticed. In conclusion, although the story and characters were well written and the book was very interesting I felt letdown because it didn't follow the series themes.

  • When an Omega Snaps

  • A Lion's Pride, Book 3
  • By: Eve Langlais
  • Narrated by: Brian Rodgers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243

Leo is the calm guy. The nice guy. The one nobody screws with. So could someone explain that to Meena, so she stops driving him insane - with desire? When Meena literally throws herself at Leo and declares he's her mate, his first reaction is to deny - and run far, far away. This lion/tiger mix doesn't do drama and chaos. Problem is, once he sets eyes on her, he can't help but want the vivacious blonde with plus-sized curves, perfect for a big man like himself. He wants her even if it breaks all his rules when it comes to women.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is awful

  • By Jenn on 01-28-18

He's the one (that's playing hard to get)

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-19

What is there to do when you know is your mate doesn't want you to disrupt his calm quiet life. The answer is simple, show him how overrated calm and quiet can be. I loved the story but the narration needed some work since most of the female characters sounded alike.

  • Lionheart

  • Moonshadow Series, Book 3
  • By: Thea Harrison
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262

King Oberon reigned over his Dark Court in Lyonesse for centuries until an assassination attempt laid him low. Now he lies unconscious in his snow-bound palace while his Power battles the enchantment that threatens to end his life. A skilled trauma surgeon and magic user, Dr. Kathryn Shaw reigns at the top of her profession in New York. Then comes a challenge she can’t resist - she is asked to cure the incurable. Just getting close enough to try healing Oberon is a dangerous proposition. When she does reach him, he awakens too soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • nice book, finishes trilogy well.

  • By Charles on 12-12-18

<br /><br />A new beginning

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-18

Sometimes what looks like an end is actually a new beginning. Such is the case for our main characters. Caught in a life or death battle that can only be won by trusting a complete stranger. At the same time as developing feelings for this stranger that makes it necessary for you to choose if you want to see what could be or to go back to life as you know it.

  • Echoes of Fire

  • Mercury Pack, Book 4
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464

Madisyn Drake is a rare breed of cat shifter…a loner, unpredictably wild, and emotionally distant. A recent betrayal has left her ready to sharpen her claws on the next man she sees…until a prowling wolf with steel-gray eyes and a brooding dark edge challenges her distrust. No matter how fully he satisfies her touch-hunger, Madisyn’s not ready to open up again, even if it is oh so gratifying. Bracken Slater has earned his reputation as an indomitable predator. Once broken by grief and guilt, he is feeling alive again, thanks to the heady scent of this independent feline.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A great errand on the run book

  • By Jackie on 12-15-18

There's no avoiding love

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-18

Most people have a type of person that they are attracted. But every now and then, there's a person not of that type to whom we find ourselves curious, intrigued, wanting to get to know better.

That's the situation our couple finds themselves. Sure they are curious about each other but they're also cautious about stepping outside their comfort zone to see what could develop. Even discovering that they are 'mates' doesn't resolve their relationship hesitations because the question then becomes do they truly want each other or just want the mate.

I truly enjoyed this story and catching up on all of the couples from the Mercury and Phoenix packs. It was nice to see the lengths our primary couple would go to to develop their tenative relationship into a committed relationship.

  • Leverage in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 47
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,972
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,689

For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter - but what was the motive of the masked men? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Jean on 09-23-18

Another complex mystery and great story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-18

Determining the motive is of great importance in solving any murder case but in a case of mass murder it is essential. Thus begins a complex case of trying to determine what the murderers are gaining from the murders. The book was another excellent story for the series.

I have no complaints of the story. My complaints are for the narrator of the audio version. The narrator made some of the characters voices so nasal and/or disturbing that it actually took away from the story. The voices were so disturbing that there is no way that they would not have been talked about by other characters.

  • Beautiful

  • The Beautiful Series, Book 10
  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant, Sebastian York, Jonathan Cole, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844

A new couple finds love, and the casts of the previous books join in to celebrate this series finale in the most Beautiful way possible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It Is Time To End It

  • By Lulu on 10-28-16

A Beautiful Ending

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-18

Everything must come to an end and this book is the end of the "Beautiful" series. The couple (Jenson and Pippa) introduced then joined in this last book of the series don't really seem too important to the overall series. But these characters were too alive to just be an easily forgotten couple. Pippa just jumped off the page and captivated us, the reader, just as much as she captivated Jenson.

  • Retreat

  • By: Jay Crownover
  • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

I was a woman on the edge, shaken and shattered after a breakup that felt like it tore my entire world apart. My best friend, sick of watching me drown in misery and melancholy, harassed me until I agreed to go with her on a weeklong wilderness retreat. Nowhere in the glossy brochure did it say anything about the fact I was going to have to battle the insufferable but deliciously rugged trail guide instead of the elements. The brochure also forgot to mention that when you left civilization behind, there was no place to pack your inhibitions and fears.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another hit series for Jay!

  • By Valerie J on 07-18-17

Too Much Drama

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-18

The people in JC's novels don't have easy lives. That is both the appeal and drawback of her novels. Her characters are multilayer and real. There situations are heartbreaking but they are resilient overcomers. Our couple in this novel lives, on the outside, don't appear as tragic as JC's other characters but their trauma is in their internal solitude. I was a truly wonderful love story.

Now for the criticism: JC didn't stop with our wonderful romance but lead us on an escapade of epic proportions down the rabbit hole. This wasn't unexpected given JC's previous novels but you still ended up feeling blindsided by the sudden escalation of over the top action. For me this over the top escalation took away from the beauty of the novel.